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HTC T8788 7 Surround Unlocked Phone with Windows 7, Surround Sound, 5MP Camera and HD Video - US Warranty - Black

2.7 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews
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  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
  • 3G-enabled Windows Phone 7 smartphone with 3.8-inch touchscreen and slide-out speakers with Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound
  • Windows Phone 7 OS provides easy access to social networking, personal/corporate e-mail, office apps, Xbox LIVE games, streaming media, and more
  • 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture; 16 GB internal memory; Wireless-N Wi-Fi; Bluetooth stereo music; GPS for navigation and location services
  • Up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time; released in November, 2010
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 4.7 inches, 0.5 inches, 2.4 inches
  • Weight: 5.76 ounces
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Product Description

The HTC Surround weighs 5.8 ounces and measures 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches. Its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 3G networks (2100 MHz).

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4.7 x 0.5 x 2.4 inches
Item Weight 5.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 12 ounces
ASIN B004HWZ5KM
Item model number T8788
Customer Reviews
2.7 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #259,007 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
#4,301 in Cell Phones & Accessories > Unlocked Cell Phones
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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By Diego Vega Aguirre on May 8, 2011
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I have been using this phone for about six weeks by now. Before I got the HTC Surround I used Apple's iPhone 3GS, and HTC Touch Pro. I will review not just the phone, because I think the OS is also very important when talking about HTC Surround.

Dimensions and Characteristics
I think the screen size is the same of iPhone's 3G or 4G. Talking about image quality, I can't find any differences between them, of course there might be some technical differences but I am not able to notice them with my eyes :).
The phone size is very similar to the iPhone; HTC Surround is a little bigger because of the speaker, but I would say there is no size difference. The built in camera is good and you have a good flash light also which is nice to have when taking pictures in dark ambience.

User Interface
Microsoft has done a great job redesigning the screens in WP7 with "Metro". You will see that the icons (which are called tiles) in the main screen are "alive" and are not static icons like the iPhone. The tiles gives you information about your contacts (updates from Windows Live, Facebook, My Space, Messenger), some applications are using live tiles like Weather channel, so you don't have to enter the app or contacts to see the information. I think the "live tiles" will be very popular in the near future, because they can give you the information you need without wasting any time opening the application unless you need more info from it. Also live tiles make the main screen more attractive... I like them.

Zune vs. iTunes
After using iTunes for several years, I just realized that if you don't have an Apple's computer, then you will have some troubles using iTunes (at least that's my experience). I have to say that I like Zune much more than I like iTunes.
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The phone is quick and extremely responsive. Reception is clean and clear, the video is sharp and smooth, Setup was a breeze and once I connected to my network surfing was enjoyable, web pages were quick and smooth. I would recommend the phone to all my friends. I have two problems:

i. The company advertise the phone as UNLOCKED and it was not.
2. The battery life with all the features turned on can be less than a day.

The new windows interface takes some getting use to but it is very quick and stable. It has not crashed as yet and everything works.

A great phone
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got this phone 2 days after purchase, i definitely recommend to all that like their smart phones.
windows phone 7 is so easy to use and loads of apps free to download. camera on this phone
takes decent quality pictures alot better than my old sony ericsson w995 which has a 8 mega pixel
camera. battery life last about a day most considering this is constantly keeping up to date with the web
apps not bad. htc touch screen is awesome. just now waiting for the new windows phone 7 update
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My 5 stars are for the HTC 7 Surround phone itself; I'll explain. My cousin has this phone, she bought it about a year ago and she loves it. I played with it from time to time and found it easy to use and very stable (unlike my Android phone), and the slideup speakers to be cool. It eventually inspired me to buy an HTC Radar 4G and switch to T-Mobile as my carrier. I love WinPhone 7.5, so much so that I wanted to become a developer.

Which led me to purchase this "unlocked" phone, to use as a development phone. I purchased it from OEM Planet (aka Young Kimbrogh) fulfilled by Amazon.com. Unfortunately the phone never worked. It would turn on, show the HTC logo, and then just vibrate and reboot itself. I even purchased a genuine AT&T SIM card and activated the SIM card (against my wishes... as I'd had some real bad experience with AT&T before!) but it didn't make no difference, the phone simply refused to go beyond the logo screen!

Guys... If anyone has bought an unlocked Surround that works, please let me know where you bought it from! Thanks.
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The phone is auto restarting constantly. The battery compartment had some scratches. Is really new? I apply all updates and still the same, it restarts every time you try to do an operation.
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By Marco D on September 25, 2014
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I am very disappointed. lit up the phone and then turn it off to charge the battery. When connecting the charger to the phone lit htc letters and then turns off. other observation is that it came in its original box and the instruction manual is not original. I do not recommend the phone or your dealer.
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By Me on November 6, 2011
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this phone is great.

First. The design is pretty. I didnt find the dimensions uncomfortable. It could be a little bit thiner but it is ok, at least for me.

The speaker, it has been something that some people like and some other hate. I like it, because it is able to sound as loud as i need to listen music while I brush my teeth, take a bath, and do some other stuff. And loud enough to hear the alarm and wake up.

It has a good sound quality. Now, one thing that you should think about is that this is a phone speaker, not a home theatre speaker. Of course dont expect a 3D super surround sound. But you will be able to get a good stereo sound and a good quality in the definitions of each sound that it plays. For a phone speaker it is ok.
If you think that you wont be getting any benefits from it, then you should consider another phone, but if you think you can, then i think you should give it a try.

The screen is big enough to see nice images and to browse web content and play games. It is very responsive and have good colors.

Now, about WP7. It is a good mobile OS. Of course maybe android and ios already do lots of stuff and even more than this one, BUT what i see here is that wp7 is capable of displaying the info about everything just in front of you without you having to tap or click 3 times to get the info that you need.
for example you can recall, call back o make a simple call as quickly as 2 taps in the screen. Now, the UI is very friendly. This tiles show infovery nicely. For example you can see updated status from your friends, pictures that you have taken with the camera and lots of other stuff.

They really wanted to make things simple and they did. Its very easy to learn how to use this phone.
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